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N.J. Transit Adopts $2.6 Billion Operating Budget for the 2021 Fiscal Year

Commuter Rail
October 29, 2020 0

N.J. Transit Board of Directors has adopted a $2.6 billion operating budget for the 2021 fiscal year. It also approved an $11.2 billion capital budget for projects already funded and nearly $5.8 billion for “proposed projects for which funding has yet to be identified,” but that are vital to its operations.

Railroad History

The First Ride on the New Jersey Rail Road

July 31, 2020 0

In March 1835, the railroad tested a new locomotive. However, the results for the experimental engine were apparently disappointing, reports from the era reveal.

Was Sabotage to Blame for 1869 Budds Creek Disaster?

July 28, 2020 0

The record as to the precise cause of the 1869 wreck at Budds Creek is somewhat hazy. In the immediate aftermath of the July 28, 1869, wreck on the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad, speculation was rampant, but accounts disagree on details, including the cause, the number of cars on the train and the names of those involved.